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"The Sartoria Artigiana Tirelli was born from a surge of friendship and generosity." - Umberto Tirelli
"I could never have imagined how a visit to the costumier Safas to try on costumes in June 1960 would change my life." - Dino Trappetti
Copy of the original dress worn by Claudia Cardinale in the movie The Leopard (1964) directed by Luchino Visconti, costume designer Piero Tosi
Close your eyes and try to relive a scene from a great costume drama. Almost certainly at least one of the characters that will pop into your mind will be wearing a Tirelli costume. This is quite easy to do considering that the great Roman atelier, founded in the sixties by Umberto Tirelli, the talented “creator of costumes and fashion archaeologist”, according to Guido Vergagni’s definition, “dressed” the stars of at least thirty films that, not purely by chance, won[...]
This extraordinary, unprecedented and unique event on the history of Italian fashion on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italy’s Unification, is an idea conceived more than two years ago by Alberto Vanelli, the Director of Venaria Reale, and Dino Trappetti, President of Fondazione Tirelli Trappetti: the event that opened on September 17th, 2011 (until January 8th, 2012) is presented in the new Rooms of the Arts of the restored Reggia di Venaria, one of the five[...]
The book presents a portrait of Tirelli with the history of his apprenticeship and his passion not only for the painstaking reproduction of ancient garments and accessories but also for building up a priceless collection of tens of thousands of original items of clothing. It offers a long chapter that presents testimonials from faithful customers including the most illustrious Italian and foreign costume designers, winners of countless Oscars, some of whom have been with Tirelli from the outset. The[...]
Il costume è un elemento fortemente indicativo nello spettacolo: aiuta a caratterizzare i personaggi, a creare ambienti e a visualizzare atmosfere. Per quanti si rifanno al metodo Stanislavskij, è addirittura fondamentale. Il Napoli Teatro Festival Italia accende i riflettori sugli abiti ideati appositamente per le star della scena teatrale e cinematografica. Villa Pignatelli sarà il palcoscenico d’eccezione di una mostra dedicata ai grandi costumi di cinema e teatro[...]